Kaiyodo: Amazing Yamaguchi Revoltech Deadpool REVIEW
"Daddy Needs To Express Some Rage"- Deadpool (2016).
Deadpool a.k.a Wade Wilson is a fictional comic book character, an anti-hero who appears in Marvel Comics. Created by artist/writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool originally appeared in The New Mutants #98 way back in February 1991.
He was supposed to be a super-villain when he made his first appearance and in later X-Men comics, but somehow found his way in becoming the quintessential anti-hero.
Deadpool has been depicted as a disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary with similar superhuman abilities as Wolverine- a "healing factor", peak physical strength and agility.
He has earned the monicker the "Merc with a Mouth" because of his dry wit and absurdist behaviour, and the fact that he tends to break the fourth wall in comics.
After a questionable portrayal of the character in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, actor Ryan Reynolds reprised the role to critical acclaim in this year's Deadpool movie.
I was initially hesitant about getting the figure and passed up the chance to pre-order it from some of the stores I usually buy my figures from. One thing that was holding me back was the fact that like every Revoltech figure, it takes a while to get to used to. The over-exposed ball joints, the creaky sounds and easily detachable parts might turn off some collectors. I also had a bad experience when I bought a Revoltech Batman figure some years back, hence the skepticism.
BUT, having said that the post-production pictures of the figure really impressed me, and the fact that Revoltech boasted some mean-ass looking poses of Deadpool I finally caved in and bought it recently.
And I have to say, as someone who doesn't really like Revoltech figures, Deadpool totally BLEW MY MIND. The poseability, sleek look and simple but effective paint job left me wanting for more, and I can easily say, this is one of my top three favourite figures of 2016. (also the reason why he's in my very first review, yay!)
Deadpool's packaging is pretty standard with no additional frills, consisting of a standard box and plastic case inside. It is collector-friendly so you can definitely store away all the accessories he comes (quite a few!) so you don't have to worry about losing any of them.
Straight off the bat, this guy is one sexy beast. Standing at just about six and a half inches tall he can pose very well with other figures at this scale. I particularly like the bright red and black paint job, and it doesn't look like its going to fade off anytime soon.
Having said that, one of my complaints about this figure is the fact that the guns can't be removed from the holster. Its meant as purely an ornamental piece, which looks slightly weird when you pose him with the two handguns he comes with. BUT that's okay, I can live with that :)
This is where this Deadpool really shines through. I'm not exaggerating- you can literally put in almost any pose you can think of. Sure, there'll be a bit of tweaking here and there (rubs elbow grease) but the possibilities are almost endless with this guy.
Don't take my word for it, check it out:
Revoltech Deadpool comes with quite a number of accessories. He comes with two interchangeable heads, five sets of different eyeball expressions, two katanas, two handguns, sheaths for the katanas, and two katana hilts, (for some reason you can't insert the katanas in its sheaths) four pairs of hands, a little foot puddle prop-thingy, a stand and a little stick in which you use to switch the eyeball parts.
To cut it short, let me just phrase it this way: Deadpool's posing capabilities are only limited to your imagination. Plenty of room for improvisations and use of other accessories to bring out what a good job they did with this figure.
If you're a Deadpool fan, you should definitely grab this figure right now before it runs out of stock. He's definitely much cheaper than the HOT TOYS 1:6 scale (selling for RM918 a pop) and much better than the Marvel Legends version (although Hasbro has more guns and weapons).
OVERALL SCORE- 8/10